The RFA is pleased to announce a new Treasurer


The RFA is delighted to announce the appointment of David Parlby to the Board, subject to confirmation at the AGM on September 7th. He will be liaising with Ian Fuller over the next few months with the intention of taking over as Treasurer as from that date.

Ian Fuller has given 14 years of dedicated service to the RFA while covering both the roles of Treasurer and General Secretary. We are extremely grateful to Ian for the sterling work he has done during a period in which Rugby Fives has made considerable strides and the Association has grown in membership. He has been instrumental in the conversion to Charitable Status and in the consequent improvement in our financial position. We shall miss his calm dealings with all matters concerning the game of Fives.

Most Fives players will know Dave Parlby as a fearsome left-hander whose Doubles partnership in the 1980s with the late Jeremy Schroeter and Dave Hebden brought a whole array of titles: in the West of England Championships, the South West Open, the North of England Championships, the North West Open, the Scottish Championships, the National Winchester Doubles and the Puckle Cup. Dave was twice a winner of the President’s Cup and, with Jeremy, three times runner-up in the Cyriax Cup.

In recent years Dave has been a distinguished director of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. There is a tribute to his work at

We look forward to working with Dave, benefiting from his experience in the world of business as well as from the undoubted energy revealed by his impressive curriculum vitae!